Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, head of Berlin’s airports, said because COVID-19 measures like social distancing complicate procedures like going through security, it will be necessary to keep both Tegel and Schönefeld Airports open to handle the expected bump in passenger numbers.
This week, Berlin’s parliament talked about the problems in the education system, namely the lack of teachers and spots for children in schools. In other news, Potsdam declared a “Klimanotstand” or “climate emergency. And – Germany’s federal cabinet approved a law offering financial relief to families where elderly parents are in need of care.
On Wednesday, the 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg departed from Plymouth, England on a zero-carbon racing boat with her father, a cameraman and two professional sailors. Thunberg is headed to New York to take part in the UN Climate Action Summit.
58 years after the Berlin Wall was first erected, Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller talked on Tuesday about using this history as a “starting point” to make sure something like this never happens again because it causes “unbelievable sorrow.”
We’re pleased to announce our upcoming cooperation with The American Women’s Club of Berlin and Ascend: Leadership Through Athletics in Afghanistan, for two screenings of the award-winning documentary “Ascending Afghanistan: Women Rising” on September 25, 2019.
2019 marks 70 years since the Berlin Airlift, one of the world’s greatest humanitarian efforts. To commemorate this anniversary, KCRW Berlin spoke with veterans who took part in the mission, including the famous American pilot Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, also known as the “Candy Bomber.”
Germany’s Federal Environment Ministry wants the manufacturers of products like fast food packaging, cigarettes, and disposable cups to contribute to the costs of cleaning city streets. In other news, the food delivery service Deliveroo is withdrawing from Germany.
Berlin’s Interior State Secretary Torsten Akmann said building a fence around Görlitzer Park and locking it at night could help deter drug dealers from doing business there. In other news, Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz defended his plan for the “Solidaritätszuschlag.”
Are e-scooters a key step forward in German e-mobility, or are they a passing fad? Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks with tour guide Jan Katzmarczyk, American journalist Matthew Schofield and German entrepreneur Florian Walberg.